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Ancient Egypt /
Religion
1. Introduction
2. Gods
3. Concepts
4. Cult
5. Cult centres
6. Necropolises
7. Structures

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Nut



Nut in characterstic embracing stature. From underside of the lid of the sarcophagus of Tuthmosis 3, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.
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Nut in characterstic embracing stature. From underside of the lid of the sarcophagus of Tuthmosis 3, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt.

Goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. Nut was the goddess of the sky, more specifically the vault of the heavens.
Often she was represented as a woman arched over the earth, who was the god Geb. In other representations she wore a waterpot, and a vessel on her head that was shaped as a pear. Other times she was represented as a cow, which was the shape she had when she carried the sun god Re on her back, up to the heavens.
Nut swallowed the sun in the evening, and gave birth to him in the morning. In connection with the new year, Nut gave birth to Osiris, Horus, Seth, Isis and Nephthys.





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